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Old 01-01-2017, 12:57 PM   #1
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Bike Mounts

My wife and I like to take our mountain bikes when we go camping. We did not want to just put them inside the camper so we were just putting them in the back of the truck. Wanting to secure them properly I looked at mounts offered for my Tundra by Toyota that work with the stock rail system. Wow. Toyota thinks highly of the bike mounts. So after ordering some items from Amazon and McMaster Carr this is what I came up with for less than half of what it would have cost from Toyota.

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Old 01-01-2017, 03:20 PM   #2
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I use one of those for my road bike. I have this one on the camper bumper for the mountain bikes.
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I use one of those for my road bike. I have this one on the camper bumper for the mountain bikes.
I have a similar unit I use on my truck. Thought about mounting it on the back of the camper but did not like the idea of not being able to see it.
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Camper bumpers are also known for not being strong enough to support this weight for any long term use. Lots of bouncing and swaying going on that puts a lot of stress on the connections, the camper bumper isn't fixed to the camper frame as well as a vehicle tow hitch is to the vehicle frame. I wouldn't use the camper bumper for bike hauling unless there was some reinforcement done.
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Camper bumpers are also known for not being strong enough to support this weight for any long term use. Lots of bouncing and swaying going on that puts a lot of stress on the connections, the camper bumper isn't fixed to the camper frame as well as a vehicle tow hitch is to the vehicle frame. I wouldn't use the camper bumper for bike hauling unless there was some reinforcement done.
Yeah I think the rear bumper would have to be beefed up before you put a load on it. I have seen bolt on braces you can buy to re-enforce them. I think I would just weld some additional supports in place.
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Actually got to use the new mounts this past weekend. Worked perfectly.
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